Eparchial (Diocesan) News
St. George held it’s annual Serb Fest in Clearwater, Florida. It is a three-day event every November and this year the congregation celebrated 20 years of holding this Festival. There were delicious foods such as karma, goulash, Serbian baked beans and baked goods. The grill also offered a variety of delacasies!
The St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Carmichaels was consecrated in 1954. The parish Slava is celebrated each year on May 6, St. George Day. The St. George Choir Slava is November 16, the Renovation of the Church of St. George.
On Sunday, November 29th, the teen organization of St George Serbian Orthodox Church celebrated their first Slava in honor of the recently canonized St Sebastian of Jackson, California.
On Sunday November 22, 2015 Serbian Orthodox Church in Columbus Ohio celebrated its Slava - St. Stefan of Decani. Divine Liturgy started at 10:00 a.m. and it was followed with blessing of zito and kolac. Kumovi for this year Slava were Sam and Debbie Mamula. Following the blessing of zito and kolac; Slava luncheon was served in parish social hall for all in attendance. During the Slava lunch Luka Zecevic was awarded with Church Gramata for his many years of dedicated service to our Church.
Today we celebrate the memory of St. Sebastian of San Francisco and Jackson
Jackson, Ca - November 28-30, 2015 - With the translation of holy relics from Los Angeles to Jackson, CA, our newly glorified Saint came alive for us, as if they had never reposed and were not separated from us in time by over eighty years. The festivities began on Sunday with the Divine Liturgy served by Archbishop Benjamin (OCA), Bishop Maxim, Abbot Sava of Tvrdos Monastery, Abbot Damascene of Platina, Priests Lazar Vasiljevic, Nicholas Ceko, Steven Tumbas, Gregory Edwards, Blasko Paraklis, James Barfield, and Deacons Dragan Stojanovic and Zoran Aleksic. Fr Steve Tumbas was elevated to the rank of stavrophore and Protodeacon Triva Pavlov received the metal of St Sebastian. May the intercessions of Saint Sebastian offer to God the prayers and supplications of all the faithful.